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MA Visual Anthropology

MA Visual Anthropology

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    27
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The course provides training in practical audiovisual skills combined with the study of visual culture and anthropological theories of observation; semester 1, students undergo basic hands-on training in ethnographic documentary-making; working in teams of 3, they make 3 films: on a technical process, an interview and a social event; they take courses on the history of ethnographic film and theoretical issues in visual anthropology; semester 2, the ethnographic documentary (ED) pathway offers further film-training, whilst the film and sensory media (FSM) pathway tackles a broader range of topics in media anthropology, including photography and sound recording; both pathways involve further practical project work; all students carry out a practical field project; ED pathway students research, shoot and edit a documentary film, and write a companion text; FSM students conduct an original piece of ethnographic research and write a text accompanied by 1 or more media presentations including film, photography, sound-recordings or an art exhibition.
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